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Pro Silverlight 5 in C# by Matthew Macdonald

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C H A P T E R  14

Styles and Behaviors

Silverlight applications would be a drab bunch if you were limited to the plain, gray look of ordinary buttons and other common controls. Fortunately, Silverlight has several features that allow you to inject some flair into basic elements and standardize the visual appearance of your application. In this chapter, you'll learn about two of the most important: styles and behaviors.

Styles are an essential tool for organizing and reusing for formatting choices. Rather than filling your XAML with repetitive markup to set details such as margins, padding, colors, and fonts, you can create a set of styles that encompass all these details. You can then apply the styles where you need them by setting a single ...

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